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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates for Tuesday 8 December 2015

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By Kate Linderholm

All times stated are UK

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  1. Today's live coverage across the day

    Thanks for joining us today for live updates from across Sheffield and South Yorkshire. 

    We'll be back with you again from 08:00 on Tuesday 9 December. 

  2. Doncaster bookmakers robbery: CCTV image released

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live

    Police in Doncaster have released a CCTV image of a man they want to identify and speak to in connection with an armed robbery at Coral Bookmakers in Balby last week.

    At about 18:25 on Monday 30 November, a man walked into the bookies and threatened a member of staff behind the counter with a large piece of wood. 

    He fled the scene with about £130 in cash.

    CCTV image
    Quote Message: Fortunately there were no injuries sustained by anyone in the bookmakers, however staff in the shop are incredibly shaken by the incident. from Det Con Dave Nixon South Yorkshire Police
    Det Con Dave NixonSouth Yorkshire Police
  3. Doncaster war veteran's funeral date fixed

    The date has been set for the funeral of a 99-year-old Doncaster war veteran.

    Eric Gill will be laid to rest at the Rose Hill Crematorium in Doncaster at 14:00 on Friday 18 December.    

    Friends of Mr Gill have issued an emotional plea asking for people to attend the service.

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    Video caption: Eric Gill's carer, Gwen's plea to give him a 'good send off'
  4. Appeal over missing Sheffield woman

    Peggy Walker

    Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Police in Sheffield are asking for help in finding missing 45-year-old woman Sharon Massey

    Sharon was reported missing to police on Sunday 6 December when she didn't come home after visiting a friend in the Sheffield City Road area at about 03:00. 

    Sharon Massey

    It's not known what Sharon was wearing when she went missing, but it's believed she had some shopping bags with her.

    Sharon’s friends and family are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and police want to hear from anyone who may have seen Sharon or know where she is.

    She's described as being about 5ft 5ins tall, white, and of slim build with dark hair.

  5. Latest headlines: Barnsley murderer release reviewed and work starts on new Sheffield homes

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire today include:

  6. Rotherham teachers' strike: Children 'paying price' for investigation

    Wendy Middleton

    Classes at Listerdale Primary in Rotherham have been disrupted again today as members of the National Union of Teachers at the school continued a strike over the suspension of headteacher Craig Roberts.

    Picket outside Listerdale Primary School

    Mr Roberts was suspended in September. The Children's Academy Trust said the suspension followed "serious concerns of a non-safeguarding nature".

    Parent Dawn Wright says she's frustrated at three more strike days this week and another three due next week.  

    Quote Message: I am saddened by the situation. There are two parties involved. We are getting information from both sides which unfortunately is leaving the children caught up in the middle of it all. They are the ones paying the price for this investigation currently ongoing that doesn't seem to be coming to any conclusion. My child is in Year Six - a crucial year of learning." from Dawn Wright Parent
    Dawn WrightParent
  7. Joe Root 'wants another 10 years in cricket'

    Sheffield cricketer Joe Root has told BBC Radio Sheffield he believes he can still improve his game and wants at least a decade more in the sport.

    Rony Robinson and Joe Root

    The England international is currently ranked the number one test batsman in the world and, speaking to Rony Robinson, he explained he's been quite fortunate with injuries so far in his career.

    Quote Message: I've had a few niggles in my back so hopefully they can settle down and, over time, keep improving. I'd like 10 to 12 more years. Obviously there's the odd player that plays a little bit longer, we'll have to wait and see." from Joe Root England cricketer
    Joe RootEngland cricketer
  8. Biker dies in Rotherham lamppost crash

    A 22-year-old biker has died after a crash in Thorpe Hesley in Rotherham. 

    The biker's motorbike hit a lamppost on Upper Wortley Road when travelling towards junction 35 of the M1 at about 08:30 this morning. The rider died later in hospital. 

    His family have been informed and are receiving support. No other vehicles are believed to have been involved.

  9. Wombwell murder: Ministry of Justice review launched

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live

    The Ministry of Justice is to review the murder of a Barnsley man after it emerged one of the people convicted of his killing had spent 18 years in jail for another murder. 

    John Gogarty, 65, was stabbed repeatedly at home in Wombwell in July. 

    Ian Birley, 43, and Helen Nichols, 39, both from Wombwell, were yesterday given life sentences for his murder. 

    Ian Birley and Helen Nichols

    At the time of the killing, Birley was out of prison on licence for another murder.

    In a statement, the Ministry of Justice says its sympathies are with the victim's family and that a review of this case is now under way to ensure lessons are learned.

  10. Sheffield carer speaks of heartbreaking decision to put husband into home

    Sheffield Star

    Putting a loved one into a care home is one of the hardest and most heartbreaking things anyone can have to do.

    But a Sheffield woman who has had to make the difficult decision about her husband of 50 years has come forward to share her story to help those facing similar situations.

    Evelyn and John Burton
  11. Latest Headlines: Barnsley murderer release review and Hillsborough inquests latest

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire include:

    • The Ministry of Justice is reviewing a decision to release a man on licence who went on to murder a man in Barnsley
    • The Hillsborough inquests hears that reports of a teenager's dying word are not "medically plausible"
    • A former prison officer from Barnsley gets a five-figure payout after claiming she caught tuberculosis from prisoners
  12. Barnsley woman gets payout over TB exposure

    A former prison officer from Barnsley left with lasting health problems after claiming she caught tuberculosis from prisoners has been awarded a five-figure payout in an out-of-court settlement from the Ministry of Justice.

    Fiona Murphy, 45, spent six days in isolation in hospital and had to take anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy drugs for 13 months after she says she was unknowingly exposed to the disease at HMP Wakefield in 2010. 

    She became ill with what she thought was flu but was diagnosed with a severe strain of TB weeks later.

  13. Work progressing on Sheffield's newest green space

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    I've been watching the earth movers digging away at Sheffield's new "pocket park" on land just off Matilda Street in the city centre next to the Porter Brook and behind the Sheffield University Technical College. 

    I thought you might like a little look at what's going on...

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    Video caption: Work progressing in Sheffield's newest 'Pocket Park' just off Matilda Street, Sheffield.
  14. Hillsborough Inquests: 15-year-old's dying word 'not medically plausible'

    Ben Schofield

    Hillsborough reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    A medical expert has told the Hillsborough inquests it's not "medically plausible" that a 15-year-old victim of the crushing regained consciousness and said "mum" to a special police constable. 

    Kevin Williams

    Debra Martin, who was on duty at the FA Cup semi-final on 15 April 1989, had previously said Kevin Williams spoke to her in a temporary mortuary at the stadium. 

    Doctor Jasmeet Soar said: "We don't have a medical explanation for that". 

    Kevin's heart was likely to have stopped after an unsuccessful attempt to resuscitate him on the pitch after 15:30 that afternoon, Doctor Soar added.

  15. Heeley railway bridge accident cleared

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Trains are now running normally between Sheffield and Chesterfield/Chinley after a vehicle collided with a rail bridge near Sheffield earlier today.

    Vehicle trapped under bridge
  16. Joe Root: Cricket star reveals love of the ukulele

    Joe Root, the top-ranked batsman in the world in test cricket, has been telling BBC Radio Sheffield's Rony Robinson about growing up in Sheffield.

    Rony Robinson and Joe Root

    He's from a sporting family, his dad was cricket mad and Joe has revealed he used to play with his brother in the nets. However, the family obsession meant his mum spent a great deal of time washing their dirty whites.

    But he says he's determined not to turn into a cricketing robot and uses music to relax.

    Quote Message: I'm currently learning to play the guitar. It started in New Zealand, I ended up finding a music store and there was a little ukulele and I thought I can take it and carry it around. And now I take my guitar on tour." from Joe Root England Cricketer
    Joe RootEngland Cricketer
  17. Date set for Doncaster war veteran's funeral

    A 99-year-old Doncaster war veteran who died last weekwill be laid to rest next week.

    Friends of D-Day veteran Eric Gill, from Edlington, have contacted BBC Radio Sheffield to ask listeners to attend his funeral.

    Eric Gill

    Eric's funeral will be held at Rose Hill Crematorium in Doncaster at 14:00 on Friday 18 December. More details can be found on the "Eric Gill Funeral" Facebook page.